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John Koprowski: Five Years That Rocked the World 1964-1969
Tues., March 3
7:00pm
Sat., March 7
5:00pm
Don't Tell Mama
New York, NY

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SPOTLIGHT

From the ACLU: "Edward Snowden Wired"

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The ACLU has been providing Snowden with legal council since 2013. In January 2014, Anthony Romero flew to Moscow to meet him.

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NEWSLETTER

The Ford Foundation in India: Helping Spur "Open-Mindedness"

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By R. Sudarshan. Anxiety about the advance of communism in Asia may have prompted the U.S. to encourage Paul Hoffman, former administrator of the Marshall Plan and president of the Ford Foundation, to visit India.

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Chapter News: Tell Us Your Stories

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The NY chapter meeting launched The Recollections Campaign—an opportunity for members to share memories from their  time at Ford.

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Letter: The Ford Foundation in South Africa

 

Will Hertz has some comments about the three articles on South Africa.

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Personals: Christmas with LAFFers

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What LAFFers were up to during the holidays.

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A Heartwarming Tale in Scotland's Referendum

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By Richard Magat

It all started with a wonderful visit made to Scotland some dozen years ago. 

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The Ford Foundation in South Africa

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In 1953 the Ford Foundation gave $50,000 to the South Africa Institute of Race Relations for educational and research activities, beginning an enduring commitment that has contributed significantly to that country’s often painful but relentless passage out of oppression.

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Pioneering Human Rights

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By Sheila Avrin McLean

The Foundation’s policy focus became helping South Africans prepare for a post-apartheid, majority-ruled South Africa, where rule of law was honored and education was a right for all.

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Developing Black Leadership
Fellowships are provided for emerging social scientists

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By David Smock

Over a ten-year period a Ford Foundation program provided scholarships to hundreds of black South Africans who earned degrees at American institutions.

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Visions of Johanna
Inside the museums, apartheid goes on trial

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By Gerard Salole

The seemingly effortless embrace of both the ugly past and optimistic future is part of the panache with which South Africans have taught the world a valuable lesson about remembrance and forgiveness.

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Contributors of South Africa articles

 

Background on Sheila Avrin McLean, David Smock, and Gerry Salole.

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A Logical Choice

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John Gerhart, pictured here with Nelson Mandela after the South African president’s release from prison, was named the Foundation’s first representative in that country in 1993, a logical choice based on his long association with the region.

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Listen to the People

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By Jon Funabiki

Listen to the people and you quickly understand that the situation in Detroit is complicated and that it didn’t sneak up on them. 

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Detroit Bankruptcy: A Work in Progress

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By James Kelly

The Ford Foundation’s new president, Darren Walker, is front and center among foundation leaders who are involved in a philanthropic initiative to help Detroit move forward to a more promising post-bankruptcy future.

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LAFF PARADE

News About Former Ford Foundation Staff

2/10/2015

News about Rona Kluger, Shelia Avrin McLean, Brian Mori, Omotade Akin Aina, and N. Bird Runningwater.

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CLIPPINGS

Selection Of Articles Published Elsewhere

Now Showing: Brian Mori's Play

2/24/2015

Brian Richard Mori’s celebrated play Hellman v. McCarthy is being performed in Beverly Hills, Calif., at Theatre 40 and the Saban Theatre through Sunday, March 1. Next: Salt Lake City.

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A Musical Event with John Koprowski: Five Years That Rocked the World 1964-1969

2/16/2015

A retrospective look at an era which influenced music, culture and history for the next half century.

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Men are problem and solution to violence against women, says Breakthrough's founder Mallika Dutt

1/19/2015

In the wake of rising incidents of violence against women across the country, Iamin talked to Mallika Dutt, founder of Breakthrough.

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Don't Let Iran Walk Away From the Table

By Gary Sick |  11/21/2014

If the November 24th deadline isn't met, everything could unravel at once.

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Strikes on ISIS. Now What?

9/25/2014

Bassma Kodmani contributed to the "Room for Debate" discussion in the New York Times.

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Brian Mori's play on Channel Thirteen

9/25/2014

Brian Richard Mori's play "Hellman v. McCarthy," will be aired on October 9th and 12th during Channel Thirteen's weekly series, "Theater Close Up".

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National Security Council Veteran Weighs In on Foley, Hostages, and ISIL's Brutality

8/21/2014

The brutal killing of American photojournalist James Wright Foley by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (or Syria) has sparked outrage. With ISIL threatening to kill a second hostage, journalist Steven Soltoff, The Wire spoke with Gary Sick, who served on the National Security Council for President Jimmy Carter.

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Four Dimensions of Nuclear Chess Game

By Gary Sick |  5/5/2014

A government negotiating with another government is almost inevitably required to conduct a second negotiation with its own domestic constituents whose own interests will be affected by the outcome.

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